I have found a way of getting us out of this recession while getting deadbeats who feel they are "entitled", off of the public dime.
I know you'll agree with me that government has no place forcing its way into churches. And I know that being the good Americans you are, you'll pay your fair share of taxes, as long as they are reasonable and don't rise faster than your paycheck does.
I also know that you don't like paying for things like welfare and food stamps. People should be able to support themselves and their families without government handouts. That's what extended families and local communities are for... to support their own people. Am I right? Are you with me so far?
I do not like the idea of my tax dollars, which we have already established that we are willing to pay within reason, spent taking care of people whose beliefs I don't share, and whose cultures and God I don't share.
Being a strict believer in the constitution, I also believe that there must be no taxation without representation. After all, it's wrong to have to pick up the tab for deadbeats unwilling or unable to pull their own weight. I don't want to pay another dime for their damned entitlements! I don't believe in their God, in their ways of life. And exemption from paying taxes is the same as them not paying their fair share.
Which is why I propose that we eliminate all tax exemptions for every church in every religion in every U.S. State and Territory across the board. Make those businesses pay their fair share for once! It also eliminates any church organization being used illegally to launder money, saving this country billions per year.
As a spiritual non-follower of any organized religion, I am not afforded equal representation in congress, as is my right as an American citizen. Though people who identify themselves as non-religious or strictly spiritual account for about 15 - 25% of all Americans, we are afforded no tax breaks unless we have a church organization as defined by the U.S. Government, which should have no place in determining any religion or religious practice. And so, as an American citizen, I demand that our government either stop granting those excessive tax exemptions once and for all, or grant the same benefits equally to all religious, non-religious, or simply those with spiritual beliefs upon demand.
So who's with me?